It’s the weekly roundup of bikeish news from around the city and globe. If you saw anything you’d like to share, please do so in the comments below.
First up, the beautiful story of a heartbreaking bike theft. Remember how someone stole Naomi’s bike a couple days ago? Well, she has been reunited with her wheels! In fact, the whole incident has already been made into dramatic reenactment (well, ok, not really):
bike ♥ from Rick Darge on Vimeo.
Sightline has more on the pedestrian safety information in SDOT’s 2010 Traffic Report.
P2P car share would be so awesome for everyone. Fewer parked cars, less money wasted on underused vehicles, more transportation options.
Cyclocross photos from Magnuson Park
A slow, wonderful slide into bike commuting.
A journalist in Toronto who wrote an anti-biking column a few months ago gave biking a shot and completely changed his tune. It’s all about shared experience. If you can’t imagine yourself biking, you can’t understand why people who bike do what they do. Once on the road, common bicycling behavior suddenly makes more sense.
If you are counting on your bicycle to get you through the American zombie apocalypse, you better start stockpiling bike parts in your bike shop bunker….
Portland’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance slightly changes it’s stance on helmet laws.
Taxis in San Francisco can now legally load and unload passengers in the bike lane.
Advocates for the disabled voice concerns about planned parking-separated bike lane in Golden Gate Park. This has not been a problem in other cities that have the lanes (though cities should always make extra sure they have not made the environment worse for people with access issues).
Bikes can save bridges.
Hello, Seattle Transit Riders Union. Official launch is 6 p.m. November 15 at 2100 24th Ave S.
The Ballard Bridge sucks for people walking and biking alike, but there’s no reason to lose it like this guy.
Sally Bagshaw says to lower the speed limits.
Should the bike industry donate more time and money to bicycle advocacy? After all, it’s in their best financial interest to fuel the national growth in cycling as much as they can.
Why do we subsidize driving so much?
Morning school drop-off is insane.
Cash for Clunkers did almost none of what it promised (though some people now have nice new cars).
Change gears with your mind on this prototype bicycle. I’d rather have a bike that did a wheelie whenever I thought about it…
A doctor had her bike stolen while she was attending to an injured motorcyclist.
SRAM is looking for $300 million in its initial public offering.
UPS hires 49 bikers for seasonal delivery in Portland. Any thing like this going on in Seattle? After all, isn’t that how UPS started?
Squeaky Wheels is advocating that some of the $2 million in a ferry settlement to Bainbridge should go to making the island safer for biking.
This is the most adorable baby blanket ever.
Seattle traffic volumes still falling.
Burien adopts complete streets policy.
Annotated photos of the MTS extension by VeloBusDriver.
Of course Portland has an annual blessing of the bicycles.
Reviewing bike routes like they were albums. I’d say the Burke-Gilman is like the Beach Boys’ SMiLE: It’s an incredible route with only a couple parts still missing…
This is an open thread.